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11/11/01

Scientists at the University at Buffalo have shown that the drug methylphenidate, the generic form of Ritalin, which physicians have considered to have only short-term effects, appears to initiate changes in brain function that remain after the therapeutic effects have dissipated.

11/2/01

The University at Buffalo's Toxicology Research Center will receive $1.3 million over the next five years as a participant in a new six-member children's environmental health research center formed to study the effects of eating large quantities of contaminated Great Lakes fish on Laotian and Hmong refugees.

11/2/01

Researchers at the University at Buffalo and Ohio University are using the Internet to collect data from thousands of women from around the world about their experience of pain during labor in order to understand how best to ease the pain of childbirth. This is one of the first large-scale, Internet-based survey research studies to be undertaken and is expected to yield a large foundational population sample for the study of labor pain.

11/2/01

Barry Smith, Ph.D., Julian Park Professor of Philosophy at the University at Buffalo, has received a $2 million Wolfgang Paul Award from Germany's Humboldt Foundation. The award is the most valuable ever in the academic history of Germany. It also is believed to be the largest single prize ever awarded to a philosopher.

11/5/01

The strange and mysterious world of interstellar meteors will be the subject of the 2001 Harlow Shapley Visiting Lecture to be given Nov. 7, by SUNY Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy David D. Meisel of the State University College at Geneseo.

11/5/01

Kazimierz Braun, professor of theatre and dance, has received a Fulbright Scholar Award to teach and conduct research in Poland during the Spring 2002 semester.

11/5/01

Richard N. Buchanan, D.M.D., director of advanced clinical education at Baylor College of Dentistry, The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center in Dallas, has been named dean of the School of Dental Medicine at the University at Buffalo.

11/5/01

Faced with growing concerns about workplace safety as a result of Anthrax threats and the events of Sept. 11, employers hoping to retain employees and lessen employee fears should change the way they reward them, says an expert on compensation and human resources.

11/5/01

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held tomorrow (Nov. 6, 2001) in St. Joseph University Church for Lawrence D. Jacobs, M.D., world-renowned researcher in the treatment of multiple sclerosis who was professor and chair of the Department of Neurology in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

11/6/01

Committed to helping people change their worlds, the Rev. Robert E. Grimm and his wife, Roberta, have given $300,000 to the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning as seed money for a project to transform Buffalo's "Fruit Belt" neighborhood.

11/6/01

J. Warren Perry, dean emeritus of the University at Buffalo School of Health Related Professions, has received the 2001 Editor's Award from the Journal of Allied Health.

11/6/01

The annual holiday print sale featuring work by students and alumni of the Department of Art in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 16 in the atrium of the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

11/6/01

The death penalty, one of the most controversial issues in America, will be the topic of the UB Alumni Association's Senior Alumni Luncheon program at noon on Nov. 16 in the Center for Tomorrow on the North Campus.

11/6/01

Chemical Processing magazine has selected Integument Technologies of Tonawanda to receive its 2001 Vaaler Award in the category of corrosion control for its innovative FluoroGrip(r) product, developed using technology licensed from the University at Buffalo.

11/7/01

The Office of International Education at the University at Buffalo will host a week-long slate of activities, beginning Monday, dedicated to highlighting the importance of international education and the role of cultural exchange as part of the academic experience.

11/7/01

Venu Govindaraju, Ph.D., associate professor of computer science and engineering at the University at Buffalo and associate director of CEDAR, the Center of Excellence for Document Analysis and Recognition at UB, has received the "Outstanding Young Investigator Award" from the International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, the largest international conference in the pattern-recognition field.

11/8/01

Jack Quinan, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Art History in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo, recently received prestigious Owen B. Augspurger Award for 2001 from the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society.

11/8/01

"Asia at Noon," the University at Buffalo brown-bag series of lectures and discussions that looks at research on Asia, will present two programs this month that consider China today from historical and economic perspectives.

11/12/01

The science of efficiently organizing and interpreting massive amounts of information -- a relatively new field called information fusion that originated from military applications -- is for the first time being applied to manmade and natural disasters by researchers at the University at Buffalo.

11/13/01

In recognition of its strengths in bioinformatics and related areas, the University at Buffalo has been awarded a major grant to develop professional master's degrees in disciplines closely related to bioinformatics by the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

11/13/01

Children's Hospital of Buffalo and the University at Buffalo are taking the lead internationally in pediatric surgery with the opening of a $1.5 million Miniature Access Surgical Center (MASC) believed to be the most sophisticated of its kind in the world.

11/13/01

A paper by two University at Buffalo professors proposing a new approach to community revitalization has received the 2001 award for Best Action Research Paper on Housing and Community Development from the Fannie Mae Foundation and Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP).

11/15/01

Longtime supporters of the University at Buffalo, Bernard and Sharon Morton have made a $100,000 bequest pledge to the School of Social Work for scholarships to help graduate students who want to specialize in the field of aging and gerontology.

11/15/01

Chinese-born children adopted by American parents and living in the Buffalo area now can learn about their native culture and language at a weekend school sponsored by the University at Buffalo World Languages Institute (WLI), a unit of its Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

11/19/01

University at Buffalo researchers have received a five-year, $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to assess environmental pollutants and their relationship to the prevalence of autoimmune disease, particularly lupus, and asthma in two Buffalo neighborhoods.

11/20/01

Improved administrative leadership and improvements in schools' performance are the goals of an innovative collaborative effort involving the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education (GSE) and 13 Western New York school districts.

11/21/01

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present a concert to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York featuring musician Jim Brickman. Co-presented by WJYE 96.1 FM, the concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

11/21/01

The second annual community forum presented by the Regional Community Policing Center, a project of the University at Buffalo's University Community Initiative, will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 29 in Allen Hall on the UB South (Main Street) Campus.

11/21/01

In its efforts to prevent a repeat of the tragic events of Sept. 11, the United State is moving perilously close to creating in our own nation a police state where human rights are denied, according to a professor in the University at Buffalo Law School who is a human rights expert.

11/21/01

University at Buffalo librarians are offering real-time, online reference assistance to students, some as far away as China, using AOL Instant Messenger software (AIM) in the popular chat room format.

11/21/01

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo has instituted changes in the structure of its Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) that are designed to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the system responsible for protecting human volunteers in research projects conducted at the university.

11/26/01

The Carbide/Graphite Group of Niagara Falls, FMC Corp. of Buffalo and Avery Denison of Buffalo have partnered with the University at Buffalo's Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE) to enhance their manufacturing systems through the help of Lean Manufacturing Kaizen Training Events.

11/28/01

Steven T. Diver, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry at the University at Buffalo, has received a Young Investigator Award of $510,000 from the National Science Foundation to synthesize stable carbenes, a type of molecule that has unique chemical properties and that can be used to catalyze chemical reactions.

11/30/01

Jean D. Brown Ph.D., associate professor, and Patricia R. McCartney, Ph.D., clinical professor, both in the University at Buffalo School of Nursing, were among the 68 new fellows inducted into the prestigious American Academy of Nursing for 2001 at the academy's annual meeting last month in Washington.

11/30/01

Tamar Jacobson, Ph.D., of North Buffalo, director of University at Buffalo Child Care Center Inc., which operates child-care centers on the UB North (Amherst) and South (Main Street) campuses, has been elected co-president of the New York State Association for the Education of Young Children, an affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

11/30/01

Why are so many people willing to relegate important medical decisions to strangers? That is the question a University at Buffalo nurse-anthropologist is attempting to answer in a study on medical advance directives funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research.